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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holly Jolly Week Day 3 The Cookie Exchange!

Well is everyone enjoying Holly Jolly Week? I know I am.
I've secretly been looking forward to this particular day right here.
Why? Because I love cookies and I know you all are going to link up your favorite Christmas cookie recipe or recipes so I can try them right? Yeah, I thought so!

We'll call it a Virtual Cookie Exchange!

Here is my contribution.
I actually made them for the first time last year and they were a hit.
Simply Wonderful!

Snowball Cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 TBS water
1 tsp vanilla
2 cup flour
1 cup quick oats
1/2 tsp salt
jarred maraschino cherries or Hershey's kisses or miniature snickers! The possibilities are endless
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flaked coconut, chopped

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, water and vanilla.
Combine flour, oats, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Shape a tablespoon of dough around each cherry or Hershey's kiss, forming a ball.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 18-20 mins. or until bottoms are browned. Cool on racks.
Combine sugar and enough milk to achieve smooth dipping consistency.
Coat cookies in mixture then roll in the coconut.

But wait! There's more.
These are requested every year and are a family favorite as well.

Chocolate Crinkles

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 apple sauce
4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar


1. In large bowl, mix oil,applesauce, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
2. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray your cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Now please, go post your favorite Christmas cookie recipe and come back and link up below.

Happy Holly Jolly Hugs to you my SWEET Friends!


  1. Super delish my friend - both sound wonderful! I did a post with a few cookie links for you, but MckLinky says I can't link up til 3:34am my time - HA! Don't think I'll be up then. :) I'll link up in the morning as soon as I have a chance!

    Big snowballs-and-chocolate-go-so-well-together hugs to you! Have a fantastic day my friend!!

  2. Can't wait to see all the yummy cookie recipes! Your looks so good:) I will have to give those a try.

  3. I love me some Christmas cookies and those sound yummy. and look yummy

  4. I love those snowball cookies with the powdered sugar coating! MMMmmm, they melt in your mouth!

  5. YUM, those snowball cookies look pretty yummy! It's a good thing it's December, otherwise they'd be a little fattening,...whew! Thanks to that "no fat in December" rule we don't have to worry about that!

  6. OK - linked my post up now! Though my commas didn't show up so it sounds like I have a strange flavor of cookie instead of several kinds. :)

  7. Kim,

    Writing down all these fabulous recipes to add to my Christmas cookie baking list!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  8. Those look and sound delicious! Can a cookie make a sound? LOL

  9. I sooo hate missing this fun week with you!! I will have to come back soon and do them on my own ....

    Posted pics on my blog JUST FOR YOU!

    Love you Kim and am soo very thankful for you

  10. Oh, thank you so much for the great recipes! I have dozens to bake for various functions and these will be mouthwatering good!

    I would join in on this, but I am the one needing the recipes...I don't have any good ones to share!

    God bless,

  11. Ok, I totally spaced today and forgot to post my favorite cookie recipe. Ugh! :(

  12. We like to bake cookies and hand deliver them to all of the neighbors along our street. I guess we'd better get busy on that!

  13. I still like your dandruff flakes! Maybe you could try to sprinkle/mix some of that coconut with them to make a more dramatic effect!

  14. I love baking so love this day a lot! I love seeing other people's recipes too!

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